The first thing everyone asks when they see a digital lock is “Aren’t you afraid some hacker is going to break in?” But that’s the wrong question. While it’s true that digital systems are vulnerable to attack—especially those linked to a Web-based account—hacking my electronic lock still requires considerably more effort than picking a conventional lock. Or just smashing the window next to my door.
Smart locks can be linked to a phone or set up with a simple numeric password. It is easy to give out temp access and to deny access after an employee has left. The system can also log every entry. That is, who unlocked the door when.